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Mons A. Teig

Mons A. Teig

Professor Emeritus of Worship

  • Ph.D. (Graduate Theological Union)
  • M.A. (Notre Dame)
  • S.T.M. (Union Theological Seminary)
  • B.D. (Luther Theological Seminary)
  • Ordained (ELCA)


Mons Teig joined the Luther Seminary faculty in 1986 as associate professor of pastoral theology and ministry, worship. He was named professor of worship in 1994.

He was director for parish worship and preaching in the ALC Division for Life and Mission in the Congregation in 1974-86. Ordained in 1961, he was pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brooklyn, N.Y. (1961-66) and pastor and co-pastor of Lutheran Church of the Palisades at Pacific Palisades, Calif. (1966-74).

Teig has chaired the Inter-Lutheran Conferences for Worship, the Inter-Lutheran Festival of Worship and Witness, and the Lutheran Book of Worship National Introduction Committee. He was a member of Lutheran World Federation Worship Consultations and chaired the Joint Committee on Worship. He also served as a member of the Consultation on Common Texts and the Bishop's Committee for Forming a Roman Catholic-Lutheran Service of the Word.

He is affiliated with the North American Academy of Liturgy and the Societas Liturgica.

After attending Waldorf College in Forest City, Iowa, Teig earned the B.A. degree summa cum laude from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., in 1957. He received the B.D. degree from Luther Seminary in 1961. He earned the S.T.M. degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York in 1965, the M.A. degree from Notre Dame in 1981, and the Ph.D. degree from Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, Calif., in 1992.

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